Chapter 12 Geography Trivia Quiz

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Chapter 12 Geography Trivia Quiz

Have you just finished chapter 12 of your geography class and are feeling like you need to refresh your understanding on it? You are in luck as the quiz below is exactly what you need to ensure that you can answer any questions you come across regarding the topic. Give it a try and later on check your notes for an explanation on the answers.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following does not lead to an increase in residential segregation?
    • A. 

      An increase in suburban mixed use and affordable housing

    • B. 

      An investment in highways that connect new, outer ring suburbs with metropolitan areas

    • C. 

      Exclusionary zoning

    • D. 

      All of these increase residential segregation

  • 2. 
    The slow growth of suburbs in metropolitan areas has led to increased integration in most older, inner ring suburbs. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Social Distance is:
    • A. 

      A numerical measure of the mileage separating the weighted centers of two ethnic clusters

    • B. 

      The residential mixing of subgroups within the larger population

    • C. 

      A numerical measure of the degree of separation of two or more distinct groups

    • D. 

      A measure of the likelihood that dissimlar groups will interact in society

  • 4. 
    The jewish ghettos of Europe, and the Chinese ghettos of North America, increased the social distance between the these groups and the general population.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The reason why Ulster came to have a large population is because the Irish people there converted to Protestantism 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    A ghetto results from voluntary as opposed to involuntary or discriminatory segregation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Northern Ireland is:
    • A. 

      Part of the Irish Republic

    • B. 

      A colony of England

    • C. 

      Part of the UK

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    Which of the following statements accurately describes the growth rates of Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland today?
    • A. 

      Catholics represent a clear majority of the population

    • B. 

      Catholics birth rates are higher than Protestants

    • C. 

      Catholics immigration to Northern Ireland is causing a population explosion

    • D. 

      The Catholic population is declining

  • 9. 
    Apartheid was a policy of segregation in:
    • A. 

      Ireland

    • B. 

      UK

    • C. 

      Yugoslavia

    • D. 

      South Africa

  • 10. 
    The residential mixing of subgroups within the larger population is known as
    • A. 

      Segregation

    • B. 

      Intergration

    • C. 

      Ghettoization

    • D. 

      Plantation

  • 11. 
    Highland Beach, Maryland continues to practice a voluntary form of segregation
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The term Ghetto  originated with the segregation of: 
    • A. 

      African Americans in the United States

    • B. 

      Jews in italy

    • C. 

      Jews in germany

    • D. 

      Gypsies in France

  • 13. 
    Residential clusters that result from voluntary segregation are known as:
    • A. 

      Ghettos

    • B. 

      Integrated neighborhoods

    • C. 

      Enclaves

    • D. 

      None of above

  • 14. 
    Economic segregation (rich v. poor neighborhoods) has decreased dramatically since 2000 thanks in large part to federal housing policies and gentrification.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    A declining segregation index over time indicates spatial convergence of two ethnic groups.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False